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By ATWadmin On January 28th, 2008 at 9:23 am

I hope you have read my post on the La Mon House Hotel atrocity yesterday.

I wanted to follow it up with this brief post with the accompanying moral relativism which has accompanied the peace process. How do YOU think the victims of La Mon, and other acts of vile terrorism, should be assisted in their attempt to rebalance their lives after the loss they experienced?

That’s right – by appointing a quango of four commissioners including the sister of an IRA terrorist.

Tony McBride was shot dead by the SAS in 1982 whilst he was on an active terrorist mission, That makes his family victims through the perverse prism of the peace process. I completely disagree with this. He was on a murder mission when he met his end. He had chosen to operate outside the law, belong to an illegal terrorist organisation, and participate in murder missions. He deserved all he got. From what I have read, his family remain proud of his IRA service.

He was not a victim of terrorism, he was a terrorist. He dealt in the currency of terror. And now, because those at the top of government cannot distinguish between right and wrong, they appoint his sister to this unelected high powered position so SHE can pass judgement on the plight of the authentic victims of terrorism. The sickness continues. Naturally Dr Paisley was central to this latest perversion of justice.


By ATWadmin On January 27th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

Right, I want to take a few moments of your time to talk about something which cuts to the heart of the entire Northern Ireland issue, so I hope you will read this and think about it no matter where you are in the world.

If you read nothing else from me today please please read this.

lamon203.jpgFirst, the facts of the matter. On the 17th February 1978, the IRA set off a bomb at the La Mon House Hotel, near Belfast.  On that fateful evening members of the Irish Collie Dog club were holding a dinner dance function at the hotel. The IRA bomb was designed to cause carnage and it succeeded beyond the terrorists wildest dreams. It created a nightmare.  A firestorm was created in the small hotel, incinerating 12 people. Those who were not incinerated were shredded with glass and brick.

Three married couples perished in the flames that night. Amongst them was 25 year old Elizabeth McCracken, along with with her husband Ian. Her father, Ernie, was also present that night and this is his last memories of his daughter and son-in-law….

"Elizabeth was an only child. She had beautiful blue eyes. We were attending the dinner dance of the Irish Collies Club. I was club secretary. The event was an annual one and we went to a different hotel every year. That year, 1978, we chose the La Mon House Hotel, near Comber, Co Down. Elizabeth really did look very pretty that night; she was wearing a peach chiffon dress with a fur bolero.

Her husband of 18 months, Ian, had bought her the dress as a present.

Ian’s mother, Peggy, was sitting at a table with Ernie and myself, while Elizabeth and Ian sat at a table close by with another young couple. Ernie had wanted us all to sit together, but there wasn’t enough room at either of the tables.

We were served our first course around 8.45pm and the waiting staff were lifting our dishes at around 9pm when the fire bomb exploded. It was like the sun had exploded in front of my very eyes – a huge, bright fireball of light and the most deafening noise. Then, the flames came . . . They kept rising higher and higher. People were on fire. They were rolling around on the floor trying to put the flames out.

Nobody knew what was happening. The lights had gone out and we couldn’t see. People were getting up out of their seats, squealing and panicking. But, Ernie and I were glued to the spot. We didn’t know what to make of it – or what to do. Someone pushed us forward and kept pushing us out through the kitchen. It was full of broken crockery. Everything was smashed and ruined. A man grabbed a pair of curtains to wrap around his wife because she was on fire.

Then, we were outside, but Elizabeth and Ian were nowhere to be found. I thought they were coming behind me – they weren’t sitting that far away from us so they should have made it outside shortly after us. I kept saying, Elizabeth, Elizabeth . . . I want Elizabeth. Where is she? I can’t find her . . .’

We searched everywhere that night in a blind panic. There were few telephones in those days, so we searched all the hospitals in Belfast and different police stations.

We were at Dundonald police station around 5.30am when we found out the remains of Elizabeth and Ian had been discovered. They were lying incinerated inside.

What more can I say? It would break the strongest heart. If you are a father reading this, just imagine this was your daughter you were speaking about. 18 months married – incinerated by the IRA. 

Another survivor, Lynette Holt, had this to say..

"I remember a bang and seeing flames all over the dance area, someone pushed me under the table. Then the lights went out. My best friend, Christine Lockhart, was sitting next to me. I don’t know what happened to her. I knew if she fell, she wouldn’t get up without help because she had an artificial leg.

The girl behind me was killed, and my husband, David, was blasted halfway across the room. A man came out onto the dance floor, he was completely on fire . . . like a torch. Then my husband pulled the table off me and shouted at me to come on. I put my hands out to see if I could find Christine. I wanted to drag her towards the kitchen. The smoke and flames were like plastic burning. You couldn’t breath. I knew that if I didn’t get out I would suffocate. I was in a pitch black cloud of smoke, and all around me were people screaming and panicking. The heat was indescribable. I felt my back was on fire."

You hear a lot on the net from certain IRA sympathisers who talk about the IRA’s courageous war. In reality it was a squalid filthy terror campaign. This is the true measure of their wickedness.  I would ask them to not bother with the excuses because there are none. 

As we approach the 30th anniversary of this horrific event, comes the news that Dr Ian Paisley has been asked to STAY AWAY from a memorial service for those who died. They, like me and many others, are disgusted that he cavorts with one of those allegedly behind this savage terrorist attack.

adams.jpgWho might THAT be, you ask? Let me quote the following…this is from the House of Commons debate on 13th February 2003.

There are many unanswered questions and many people to be called to account. I believe that the victims of La Mon cannot simply put this chapter behind them until such time as they obtain answers to their questions. There should be no cover-ups and no one should be above the law. The police are certain that the attack was sanctioned and approved by Gerry Adams who was then in command of those who are known to have carried it out.

The speaker was DUP MP Mrs Iris Robinson. She now shares power with Gerry Adams. And it is the REVULSION that so many of us feel at the betrayal of the dead at La Mon AND many other places that makes us turn our back on the First Minister. Victims aren’t given awards, victims aren’t lauded in the media and have movies made about them. No, they are forgotten, inconvenient statistics.

Well, NOT here. I support those families of those murdered at La Mon House in their decision to tell Ian Paisley and the other betrayers to stay away from this sombre memorial. Time passes, the guilty have never been caught, and justice has not been done. We must not forget what happened at La Mon House – no matter which politicians it offends.


By ATWadmin On January 27th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

I wanted to commend this excellent post over on Hibernia Girl’s blog.

It concerns the stunning decision taken in the European Parliament last week to grant the President of that most rancid of institutions the power to suspend the rules of the Euro-Parliamant in order to disadvantage the tiny number of MEPs who want a referendum on the European Constitution Lisbon Treaty.

What an outrage! It’s clear that the Euro-Parliament is an emerging Soviet-style bureaucracy out to rob us of our freedoms, to give the political masters complete control over us, and to bury the Nation States of Europe.


By ATWadmin On January 27th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

All forms of racism are wrong. To deliberate against a person based on the colour of their skin is repugnant to any civlised person, in my view.

Fire chiefs in England have been accused of discrimination by trying to ban white men from joining up. They were condemned after barring  white males from recruitment sessions in an attempt to boost ethnic minority and women applicants.

The bosses held five open days to attract new recruits – with four strictly limited to either women, ethnic minorities or both. The restricted open days were staged in the hope of making 15 per cent of staff women and three per cent ethnic minority. But Conservative MP Philip Davies, who is a campaigner against political correctness, said the move by Avon Fire Service was “absolutely disgusting”. “This sort of thing just makes people’s blood boil and does more damage than good to race relations,” he said. “How would people react if women and black people were banned from an open day?”

However discriminating against white men is tres chic in politically correct circles. The idea that a  job vacancy should be open to the very best candidate, regardless of creed or colour, seems to have missed the attention of the goons behind this recruitment drive. They’re too busy fighting imaginary fires in the right-on front-line.


By ATWadmin On January 27th, 2008 at 11:27 am

Would you sign a blank cheque and send it to me? What if I promised to be reasonable about the amount I decided to take from your bank account? No? Oh well, I think you lot are pretty sensible, since signing blank cheques is a very bad idea. But most of our politicians at Westminster are about to sign the biggest blank cheque in the history of the United Kingdom and they will do it with some relish!

You see MPs are being asked to vote on the revised EU treaty without key information about the powers it will create. The paper, from the office of the president of the EU, reveals that matters such as the possibility of a European army and the powers of an EU president will not be determined until after the revived constitution has been pushed through. Other issues include how the proposed EU diplomatic service will work, the powers of the new EU foreign minister and whether the European police office, Europol, will be able to expand its activities.  Neil O’Brien, director of Open Europe, the think tank that obtained the document, claims that MPs are being asked to “sign a blank cheque”.

Neil is right. But they WILL sign it because they like the idea of sorting out all those "minor technicalities" such as a European Army AFTER the constitution treaty has been imposed upon us. Once again we see that it is the political elite in this country, and in most other European capitals, that are the scum of the earth, selling out the Nation State in the most deceitful way imaginable.


By ATWadmin On January 27th, 2008 at 11:08 am

nhs192.jpgIsn’t is somewhat surreal to read that British doctors would like to stop having to treat the elderly and the unhealthy? Or is it?

Smokers, heavy drinkers, the obese and the elderly should be barred from receiving some operations, according to doctors, with most saying the health service cannot afford to provide free care to everyone. They are right – unlimited free health care is a contradiction in terms. Fertility treatment and "social" abortions are also on the list of procedures that many doctors say should not be funded by the state. Again, I fully agree with this.

However where I profoundly disagree with these doctors is that they are trying to decide who will and who will not receive treatments. Where did they get THAT power, exactly? If the obese, the smokers, the elderly etc want to get treatments that may prolong and improve their lives, they must have that right. But they must also PAY for it. And this is my fundamental point – socialised medicine is such a very bad idea. People should take responsibility for their own health and making the necessary FINANCIAL provision. For decades, Britons have been told that the State will provide them with all their medical needs. That was a lie then, it’s a bigger lie now. But we have generations of people who think that the NHS will provide them with all that they need. The truth is that it cannot, it will not, and they are being led a merry dance by successive British governments. Telling the electorate that they will have to be financially responsible for their own health is not good for ones political health and no one will say it. But it’s still the truth.


By ATWadmin On January 27th, 2008 at 10:35 am

hawaiibeachfull.jpgDid you read that Gordon Brown is bound for Hawaii this week to tell gathered business leaders that they are taking climate change seriously enough? Now, let’s aside for a moment the gross hypocrisy of eco-warrior Brown travelling all those thousands of miles, with his vast entourage, to the Hawaiian isles. We take double standards as a given when dealing with the clown Brown. But perhaps the more salient point is that the majority of leading corporations see climate change as imposing costs on their business. And it is suggested that big business will concentrate even less on climate change as the world economy deteriorates. As Homer Simpson might say "D’Oh".

Of course business will concentrate on making itself successful, and delivering a return to shareholders. That is the POINT of business. Unlike the useless public sector, it is all about generating wealth, which enables everyone involved to enjoy a better standard of living. In a turbulent world economic climate business will focus even harder on maintaining its commercial edge. It will NOT chase chimera. That appears to be the preserve of those such as Gordon Brown.

There are two other important elements in this report.  The first is the clear implication that if business does not chase the global warming chimera, then business will have to be punished. That is the wicked agenda that bubbles near the surface all the time. And secondly, the report states that carbon dioxide emissions are the main cause of global warming. Sorry, that’s not a fact, that’s a theory.

Like Al Gore, Brown is a grotesque hypocrite on this topic. He wll fly from Bali to Hawaii, to tell people that they need to stop flying so much. The irony appears to escape him and his ilk, so wrapped are they in their own smug eco-wackery. Business can always detect a loser – and it is no surprise to me that most business realises that it simply cannot afford to indulge the green anti-capitalist AGW agenda and survive. Then again, maybe Brown is not that bothered about job losses in the private sector, I’m sure the State could always step in with nice welcoming pseudo-employment offers.


By ATWadmin On January 27th, 2008 at 10:14 am

OK, this one might not best please some people but you have to call it as you see it.

I have little sympathy for the Ghana student Ami Sumani who has been removed from Britain, where she had outstayed her Visa and has been sent back to her home country. Sadly, she is suffering from cancer, and for that I am very sorry. I watched my father die from it a year ago and I share a sense of common pain on this awful disease. However it is not the role of the NHS, and in particular the British taxpayer, to provide free medical services to those who are not legally entitled to stay here. Naturally, the political left are outraged at this move, but then again, is there anybody that the Left thinks SHOULD be deported? 

Ama, who came to Britain on a student visa five years ago, appealed in vain against her removal. She first came to the UK as a visitor in 2003, then was granted a student visa. But her poor English prevented her from studying and she took paid work which contravened her visa. (Had she not considered this before coming here? ) In 2005, she returned to Ghana to attend a memorial for her dead husband, but on re-entering the UK her student visa was revoked and she was given temporary admission. She became ill in 2006.

I’m sorry but I suspect that Ami Sumani, as with so many others, came here primarily for the welfare benefits that this country so foolishly provides, at our expense. She had several years to gain a grasp of the language required to study in this country and she failed to do so. Her supporters use the fact that she has cancer to make us all feel bad about this decision. However on this occasion, I believe it was right to send her home and she should be joined by MANY more who remain illegally in our land. It is NOT the role of the NHS to provide Ghana and every other third world nation with a de facto health service.


By ATWadmin On January 27th, 2008 at 9:56 am

britannia-1sml.jpgIn terms of the symbolism that belie Britishness, surely the striking image of BRITANNIA, on British coinage for more than three hundred years, must be well up the list?

Remember when Gordon Brown became Prime Minister last year how he talked of his desire to reinforce our shared sense of Britishness? Yes?

It is now revealed that just before he left the Treasury, he personally made the decision to remove Britannia from the coin on which it currently still appears – the 50p coin. Thus ENDS 300 years of British history.

I wonder what symbol of Brown’s Britain will replace it – a Burqa? There is no doubt that those who now sit in power despise the proud history of this British nation, they hate the icons that represent it, and they have nothing but contempt for us – the British people. People may think this is a storm is teacup, but the removal of traditional British imagery is deliberate, it is a planned assault of our past.


By ATWadmin On January 26th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

When it comes to our political class, I think the best maxim to remember is that if you see their lips moving, you know that they are lying. Problem is that their contempt for us is sometimes hard to fully appreciate as is clear in the news that was reported the other day.

You will remember the favourable headlines such as "MP’s choose sub-inflation pay rise" which greeted the decision taken in Parliament following a call by Commons leader Harriet Harman for "discipline". Our ever so modest MP’s voted themselves a mere 1.9% pay increase even though the..ahem..Independent Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) had recommended a 2.56% salary rise from £60,277 to £61,820. How more responsible could our elected representatives be?

Quite a lot as it happens. You see along with the 1.9% increase in salary, they also voted themselves another £12 million in a year to further gild their already gold-plated pension scheme and also insisted that expense claims WITHOUT receipts be accepted.

Funny old world, isn’t it?

The pigs plunge their snouts in the trough and yet it is presented to us as modesty incarnate! 

Hat-tip to Disinterring Bad News.